This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
It's the season of giving thanks, so let's show appreciation to a few players who have up to now performed significantly higher than expected…
F: Timo Meier, SJ – The 2015 first-round pick improved in the second half of last season, so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised by his 12 goals in 22 games.
G: Jimmy Howard, DET – Other overachieving netminders may be posting better overall stats, but Howard has stabilized the back end of a strong youth contingent.
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Drake Batherson, OTT (Yahoo: 7%, ESPN: 3%, CBS: 19%): The 20-year old whose name sounds like a superhero's alter ego has immediately clicked with Matt Duchene since being called up last week. After racking up 20 points in 14 AHL contests,